Dorothea Dix (Episode 4 of 6)

Episode Title:
Dorothea Dix (Episode 4 of 6)
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The fourth in a series of six episodes on important women in American history presented by historian Gerda Lerner. "Dorothea Dix (1802-1887) played an instrumental role in the founding or expansion of more than 30 hospitals for the treatment of the mentally ill. She was a leading figure in those national and international movements that challenged the idea that people with mental disturbances could not be cured or helped." (

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Date Recorded on: 
circa January 1963
Date Broadcast on: 
WBAI, January 16, 1963
Item duration: 
1 reel (31 min.)
Total duration (All reels): 
6 reels (ca. 170 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1963
Rights Summary: 
RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230,
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This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email:  americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.

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